Lofoten has gained popularity among cyclists for its combination of breathtaking natural beauty, serene and well-maintained roads, and diverse terrain. The dramatic landscapes, including rugged mountains, stunning fjords, and charming fishing villages, create a picturesque backdrop for cycling adventures. Whether you're a casual cyclist or a seasoned rider, Lofoten offers routes suited to all skill levels, from leisurely coastal rides to challenging mountain ascents.
Cycling in the midnight sun
The unique aspect of Lofoten being above the Arctic Circle means experiencing the midnight sun during the summer months, providing extended daylight hours for exploration. Cyclists can revel in the enchanting phenomenon while pedaling through this remarkable landscape.
Combine your biking ride with other activities
Moreover, Lofoten isn't just about cycling; it's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Travelers can combine their cycling journeys with activities like hiking, kayaking, and fishing, immersing themselves in the region's rich culture and history along the way. The traditional fishing heritage and captivating architecture of the villages add an extra layer of charm to the experience.
In recent years, Lofoten has improved its cycling infrastructure, with designated paths and routes making it even more accessible and safe for cyclists. All of these factors combined make Lofoten an increasingly popular destination for cyclists seeking both natural beauty and an enriching outdoor adventure.
When to rent a bike?
If you want to avoid the most trafficked season, we suggest you go cycling before or after July.
It's important to note that Lofoten's weather can be unpredictable, and rain and wind can occur even during the summer months. It's a good idea to check the weather forecast before your trip and be prepared with appropriate clothing and gear for changing conditions. Ultimately, the best time to go cycling in Lofoten depends on your personal preferences for weather, daylight, and crowd levels.
Do you have to follow the main road?
Lofoten offers a variety of cycling routes, including scenic coastal roads and less-traveled paths that allow cyclists to explore the islands' beauty without being restricted to the main highways. These routes often provide a more immersive and peaceful cycling experience, taking you through picturesque villages, along the coastline, and into the heart of the stunning landscapes. Cyclists have the flexibility to choose routes that match their preferences and skill levels, whether it's a leisurely ride along the coast or a more challenging adventure through the island's interior.
Different bike routes
Lofoten offers a range of popular cycling routes, catering to cyclists of various skill levels and interests. Here are some popular cycling routes in Lofoten:
E10 Coastal Route: The E10 highway that runs through Lofoten offers stunning coastal views and is a popular choice for cyclists. It takes you through picturesque fishing villages like Å, Reine, and Henningsvær. The road is well-maintained, making it accessible for cyclists.
Svolvær to Henningsvær: This route takes you from the bustling town of Svolvær to the charming village of Henningsvær. It's a relatively short ride with breathtaking views of the coast and the iconic Lofoten scenery.
Gimsøy to Hov: This route on the island of Gimsøy is known for its beautiful beaches and quiet roads. You can enjoy the coastal landscape and even visit the historic Hov Gård.
Nusfjord Loop: Nusfjord is one of Lofoten's preserved fishing villages. You can do a loop ride around the area, taking in the coastal and mountain views. It's a great way to experience the traditional Lofoten atmosphere.
Leknes to Uttakleiv Beach: This route takes you from Leknes to Uttakleiv Beach, one of Lofoten's most famous beaches. You'll ride along scenic roads with opportunities to stop and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Lødingen to Straumsnes: For those looking for a longer ride, the route from Lødingen to Straumsnes offers a mix of coastal and inland scenery. You can explore the rugged landscapes of Lødingen before reaching the tranquil village of Straumsnes.
Fredvang to Kvalvika Beach: This is a relatively short ride that leads to Kvalvika Beach, known for its stunning beauty. The road to the trailhead is unpaved but manageable for most cyclists, and the beach is a fantastic spot for a break.
How to get to the biking lane from Offersoy?
To cycle from us to Lofoten, one must cycle 30km from Offersøy to Kanstad and then cycle E10 to Svolvær and further out to Å.
With its rich wildlife, when biking in Lofoten, you are also very likely to spot some animals, be it a seal in the ocean or an eagle flying above you.
Cycling Routes during your stay
You can also find many exciting cycling destinations around the area of our camp.
Rinøya – Hestfjorden, approximately 10-15 km to the east.
Sjursholmen, approximately 7-8 km to the east.
Ytterstadtinden (442 meters above sea level), approximately 5 km to the starting point.
"Offersøy-landet" round, approximately 5-6 km in the vicinity.
"Parken," Voje area with Møllevollen Gårdsysteri and Vestbygd Kirke, approximately 10-12 km to the west.
Hustad Gård, Hustadtinden (372 meters above sea level), Skulpturlandskap Nordland, approximately 15-16 km to the west.
Annfinnslett, Lødingen Steinindustri, and Øksneshamn/Øksfjorden, approximately 20-25 km to the west.